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Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Question: Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005

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Answer: Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

Answer:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

Answer:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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Curious if it's possible to dual-boot a work laptop, with it's own OS and isolated file system. The laptop in question is encrypted by the employer, so my guess is that would prevent it from occurring on the same drive, but is it possible to boot off high-speed, large-volume USB drive, if one has BIOS access?
 

Answer:Dual-booting a work laptop

If the hard drive is easily accessible and not in a tray just buy another and swap them out as needed or buy another tray too. That's what I did with my work laptop. Takes all of 10 seconds to swap drives.
 

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So my laptop came with Vista, and a Gig of Ram, ran like crap, after some work I got it dual booting XP and Vista with Vista installed first (thanks to easybcd)..... Boots fine... but, it randomly shuts down, I mean completely off, no warning, in Windows XP.

It's a Dell 1521 laptop.... What's going on??

Thanks in advance,

-Ryan

Answer:DUal booting XP on a Vista Dell Laptop

Do you have all the proper drivers? Have you checked for over heating?

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I am looking to buy a laptop, and HP seems to offer some pretty good ones. But I want to run the laptop as a dual boot, with a linux mint operating system alongside the preinstalled windows 8.1 OS. The laptop types are listed below:HP Pavilion 15-p245sa 15.6? Laptop - WhiteHP Pavilion 15-p247sa 15.6? Laptop - BlueHP Pavilion 15-p239sa 15.6? Laptop - SilverHP Pavilion 13-b080sa 13.3" Laptop - SilverHP Pavilion 15-p165sa 15.6" Laptop - Neon PinkHP Pavilion 15-p246sa 15.6? Laptop - RedHP Pavilion 15-p154sa 15.6" Laptop - Purple & GreyHP Pavilion 15-p249sa 15.6? Laptop - PurpleHP Pavilion 15-p248sa 15.6" Laptop Please advise as to whether these types are capable of that. I know they are all windows 8.1 devices, so have UEFI and secure boot systems, can these be switched off or deactivated so that linux can be installed without trouble?  Has anyone here had experience putting a linux operating system (preferably mint) onto any of these types, or onto anything very similar? Do these types reliably load it, does the dual boot configuration get disrupted every time one updates either windows or the linux OS? Are there any specific hardware features on these which cannot work under linux due to lack of drivers? I also know that  some linux operating systems (the main ones) are sometimes given secure boot keys so they can load without it needing to be turned off, does linux mint have keys which work on hp laptops or must secure boot be deacti... Read more

Answer:Are these laptop types good for dual booting

I actually have a hp laptop with UEFI bios and yes they are capable of dual boot.  I have done it before and it does work, I'm not so sure about Linux or mac but windows definitely works. If you need help with dual booting let me know ^_^

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

Answer:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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Hi
My sister laptop since yesterday is Now Req Phoenix Fail Safe Key on booting up Samsung N130 Laptop.

She said the laptop crashed while she was browsing the net and when she turn it on and off over night she was display with a Black Screen asking her for a "Phoenix Fail Safe Key"

She has no idea what the key is and does not remember taking the service out.
So we decided to try and get some support from Phoenix but on there website the service in now closed down
Failsafe

So im not sure how to get rid of this i cant enter bios or boor up and reinstall windows etc is there any way to get rid of this?

What if i take the CMOS Battery out will this restart the system? and get rid of the key request?

Answer:Windows Crashes & Now Req Phoenix Fail Safe Key on booting up Laptop

I purchased a laptop from a computer shop and it was refurbished and return to factory settings. it worked fine for over 2 months and this morning it was asking for a failsafe key.

I contacted the shop and he has no idea nor does he have the details of the owner as it was a few months ago.

I can't do anything, not even get into BIOS

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?
 

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i have almost zero linux knowledge. i used it a little for wardriving, and now I wanted to get rid of it, i didn't use it anymore.

Under winXP, i deleted the linux partitions. on my next reboot, i'm stuck on a black screen with a grub> prompt

what do i do from here? later on i'm gonna try booting off winxp cd and doing a format /mbr or fixboot to see if that works

thanks for any suggestions
 

Answer:laptop dual booting winxp and linux. deleted linux partitions, stuck in grub...

boot off the windows xp disk and do the recovery console option then do



fixmbr
as described here
http://www.ntfs.com/mbr-damaged.htm

or you can download and configure another boot loader if you want to have a choice between some other os
 

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Hi,
So i was dual booting 2 windows 7 of my computer as one of them stuff up so i was transfering all my data over to the new windows 7.

I use partion wizard to delete the old windows 7 and extend the size of the new windows 7.

No every time i start my PC up i get presented with the dual boot screen.

I have checked msconfig, and it shows that there are no OS

Answer:Dual Boot menu still present even tho im not dual booting

After doing some research I have found to get it to show the Os in msconfig, I need to assign a drive letter to msconfig.
However once that's done and I remove the drive leader and restart pc it doesn't appear once again

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Hi All,

Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.
She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.

I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.

What would be the best way to dual boot?

Cheers,
Ben

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 with pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop

As this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.


You will need to buy Windows 7.

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can I dual boot my pc with windows 7 and windows 10 please?

Answer:dual booting. Can I dual boot my PC to start with

Yes and click here to see how to do it

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ok basically here goes - I have Win7 on primary hard drive, I purchased a new hard drive same exact one and installed win XP on it, went through this whole ordeal trying to restore the MBR for Win7 and being able to dual boot the system. I finally was able to restore win7 MBR to get back in, trouble is now in win7 it is not showing the second hard drive only the unpartitioned portion. Please help me! I want to be able to dual boot my XP (secondary HDD) with my Win7 (Primary HDD)
NOTE: Easy BCD when booting into winxp errors out and is unable to run due to MBR error (Tried reinstalling xp to no avail) EASY BCD does not detect the secondary HDD either
NOTE: Please help! Good karma goes to those who help someone in need

Answer:Dual booting dual hard drives help!

I think it has to be on the same physical drive for EasyBCD to work.

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I run XP home and find that it crashes within a few minutes of booting from cold.Resetting sometimes results in a clean re-boot, but usually it goes through the disc checking proceedure which may or may not show any errors.Amongst the errors reported are: "---first allocation unit not valid-enty will be truncated""----modem is cross linked----" and "---a dynamic link (DLL) initialisation routine failed".It makes no difference if I am on-line or not, or which program I load. Occasionally on resetting I get a blank screen with just the BIOS info at the top. Any help will be appreciated as I fear that soon it wont boot at all.Fleet.

Answer:XP crashes soon after booting.

Do you have a motherboard with the RAID chip on it?If so then this maybe your problem, as I had the same problem, when XP came out, since then I have upgraded pc with new motherboard and everything is great, this is a known issue with XP also.

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Question: Dual Booting

Hi,
If I install XP on a machine alongside Vista, will the install path for programmes on XP be d:\? Also will the 2 partitions be accessible from both operating systems?

Matt

Answer:Dual Booting

The best way is to install XP before Vista. Otherwise XP will mess up Vista boot loader.
That will take some step to fix it.

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Question: Dual Booting

Does anyone in TF dual boot XP and Vista? If so, how is it different from other cases?

Answer:Dual Booting

You will want to grab another 1gb of the same memory to deal with the added feature seen in the new version. There's no longer a recovery console used for repairing any boot problems seen if you boot with the install disk. It has an automatic repair tool for that and some other things. You now can resize and even reformat partitions when booting from the disk. But it's new and needs some bugs like better drivers for the moment.

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Good day,

I'm a new user here and thought that I should ask my question here as well before attempting to setup a dual boot with Win 8.1 and Win XP.

Just a quick break down of my current setup:

a) Win 8.1 x64 is currently installed on my SSD on C:\ drive partition
b) On a different SATA hdd I have an old Win 7 x64 installation that I'm not using any more on one partition

I simply want to replace my old Win 7 x64 installation with Win XP. Why do I want to install Win XP you may ask ? The answer is simple, I want to play some older games that aren't fully compatible with Win 8.1 x64 and neither run good in a virtual machine environment on Win 8.1.

The only thing that is stopping me from attempting this is, has to do with the Win 8.1 bootloader. I simply don't want to lose my bootloader, and I'm afraid that when I install Win XP it might overwrite my Win 8.1 bootloader which will most likely leave me without gaining access to Win 8.1. At the moment the Win 8.1 bootloader lists along with Win 8.1 my old Win 7 x64 installation.

Given my setup of hdd's up top, what would be the easiest way for me to load Win XP on my old Win 7 partition that will still allow me to have the Win 8.1 bootloader with a Win XP boot option on the bootloader menu ?

Should I disconnect my SSD and then proceed to install Win XP on the Win 7 partition and then afterward reconnect my SSD and then using EasyBCD add an entry for Win XP to the bootloader? Or will I run into an issue along the way?

Looki... Read more

Answer:Dual booting Win 8.1 x64 and Win XP

I can't believe that after 64 views and 11 hours later, nobody hasn't replied yet . I'm not expecting an essay for a reply, just a simple "yes, your suggested method could work" or "no, rather do this or that instead" or "watch out for this".

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Hello, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate as a primary OS and I want to dual-boot with XP. I followed this tutorial..

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8790/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-xp/

So I did as everything such as created the additional partition to install it on and everything, however on the dual-boot screen when I try to load XP it tells me to insert the cd and some crap about it can't boot.

Implying I did try booting it with the cd it still gave me the same thing..

So when I booted back up on 7, I ran EasyBCD from it here and normally it chooses "winload.exe" to run the OS. I did a search under my installation of XP to see if winload.exe was in there and indeed it was'nt. So it's almost like it was booting off of the CD, wtf..

Anyways I'm just trying to see if there's a solution to this without having to try and install xp all over again.. Maybe download and put in the winload.exe file manually?

All help is greatly appreciated ahead of time.

- Hoss
 

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I have win xp installed on my main IDE drive and have just installed win 7 on a sata drive. The problem is that both the drives are ok but i cannot boot win 7. when i go to start, both systems are recognised. when i try to start win 7 all i get is a black screen. When i tried to alter the boot settings in the Bios it will only recognise the xp drive although it recognises both of them when i go into the hard disk part of the Bios

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Question: Dual Booting

I have been getting mixed messages about dual booting Win 10. I have an older computer with only Bios and I would like to dual boot with Linus Mint. If this is really OK should I boot it next to the Windows partition as I have a few partitions already there or even better install a second HD (I have room for another?
 

Answer:Dual Booting

The older Dell desktop that I'm on right now has a legacy BIOS and is set up so it can dual boot either Windows 7 or Windows 10.
I've never used Linux, so I can't address any questions about it.

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Question: Dual Booting Help

Hi guys, I am looking to create a dual boot on my laptop that is currently running Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) so I can also boot into mac os x. I have never dual booted before so I am pretty confused by the process.

On my laptop I have a 500gb Hard drive. It contains all of my programs and documents etc.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. I also need to know what program I should use to make the partition and when I do so if I would have to format my drive. What about the risks involved? Losing data? My windows 7 installation messing up. Basically I need a basic step by step.

Thanks guys.
 

Answer:Dual Booting Help

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hello all, I recently dual booted these to OPs and ive realised I cant open my steam games on the windows 7 harddrive. Is there a way to open these games or not?

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My X1C is comming in a week or so. As an FYI : do I need to worry about the MBR/BIOS on an X1C? That is does it do something funky and wierd?I have a W500, use a boot loader called GAG and can boot multiple OS's ( I have 4 on 2 disks in the W500) On the W500 I could only reduce the windows partition by 50%. Can I reduce it by more without using a 3rd party partitioner on the X1C? Ie does it come with a smarter partitioner than the W500 with Windows7? On the offchance that someone has already done this : does anybody know if the X1C works with openbsd? Thanks.

Answer:Dual booting an X1C

Just keep in mind that a partition manager that goes to the Partition Table / Master Boot Record might remove the feature where the blue ThinkVantage button during boot takes you to the recovery partition (which honestly is not much but could be handy if the Windows partition really gets trashed). 

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Question: dual booting

I'm dual booting between vista and xp and I was wondering how you edit the boot order, i.e. I want the boot order to default to xp and then vista if I so choose.

Edit: Also I already have 4 gig installed on my computer and have another 4 gig sitting on my desk. If I install it will the ram adversly effect xp or will xp just ignore what it can't use?

Answer:dual booting

Hi, I use easy bcd to dual boot xp\Vista under change settings you can change the default boot to XP from Vista.. I believe after many problems with dual booting I would quit while ahead and leave well enough alone up to you.

http://neosmart.net/thankyou.php?app=EasyBCD

Now for memory what OS have you 32 bit or 64 bit? If 32 bit Vista and XP stay with 4gb neither will be able to use more. if 64 bit vista\XP go for it. The 32 bit version will not be effected by the extra memory, if one is 64 the other 32.

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Question: dual booting

ok so heres my question. recently i was trying to help my brother find out what was wrong with his computer and we thought it was windows, so on a much less used 40 gig hard drive of mine i installed windows and then turned off the computer and unplugged it to put in his computer. now the annoying thing is, is that it says when im booting up that i have two version of windows xp (wrong i have one installed) and ive put the hard drive back in and reformatted several times and it still wont chage the message that im still dual booting windows xp. its not a severe problem just its annoying so if you have any suggestions thanks.
 

Answer:dual booting

Check the boot.ini file on the root drive (c:\) you should see something like this:
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
make sure that under [operating systems] only one instance of winxp appears.
hope this helps!
 

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Question: Dual Booting

Recently bought a new Samsung laptop with Windows 8 installed and would have preferred to have been able to use my Microsoft Windows 7 installation disk so I could dual boot between the two systems but when I visited forums for information on how to do this the replies frightened me to death as to an old rookie such as me they appeared very complex and involved and way beyond my capabilities,pity.

Answer:Dual Booting

First thing, what type of Windows 7 install disc do you have? If it is an "OEM" version that was supplied with a PC or an OEM version that you purchased, it can only legally be installed on the original computer.

Dual booting with two OS' is not that hard. There are many tutorials on this and most of it is automatically done by the Windows install program. You do need a separate hard drive or at least a separate partition on the existing hard drive to install Win 7.

Check out the instructions in this thread from theog Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

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I have bought the full edition of W8 Pro. I had partitioned my C drive so that I could install W8 on it but unfortunately it ran automatically from CD and overwrote my W7. So I had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall W7 and all my programs. My intention is to dual boot W8 with W7 as I have very important accounting programs which will not run on W8. I see from one question some time ago that it should work if I select Custom Install, but I wasn't given the opportunity. How do I stop the CD from running automatically so that I can do the Custom Install if that is the correct procedure to follow for Dual Booting.

Answer:Dual Booting W7 and W8

Do it while booted to Windows 7. Insert the DVD and navigate to the Sources folder and run setup.exe from there. Beware using the setup.exe on the root of the DVD as this will more than likely upgrade Win 7, the one in sources folder gives more options.
If you boot from Win 8 DVD then you need to point to the correct partition to install as not to overwrite Win 7.

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Question: Dual Booting Up

Recently, I attempted to copy over via Ghost 14 to a new hard drive, when I had changed the letter and made it an active partition it disappeared. When I attempted to reboots and delete the partitions it showed Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Vista on boot up. I tried booting to it and it say it was not a good volume.
After removing the hard drive it is still showing both options which I have attempted to do and F10
Boot Manager and F2 BIOS Setting which I cannot get access too.
What I am attempting to do is create a dual boot system one Vista and one XP so that when I get Windows 7 Pro I can make it where I can boot to either until I get use to things.
 

Answer:Dual Booting Up

Don't really understand what you are doing.

You seem to have forced fed a MS system, using Ghost, into a new hard disk. So this means you have two hard disks but what was the original OS (Xp or Vista).

You said you changed the drive letters and swap the active partition and the boot menu shows two Vista; one Microsoft Windows Vista and anther Windows Vista. Is there another Vista not marketed by Microsoft, or do you mean two Vista one is 32-bit and the other 64-bit?

Removing the new hard disk still ending up the same boot menu means you may have carried out changes to the wrong disk.

Vista is supposed to be installed into one PC and there is no need to Ghost it as an additional system from another PC. That activity will breach the licensing agreement with the OEM versions of the MS Windows. If Vista has been installed in the same PC then its installer would have already arranged a perfect dual boot system for you and I can't see what Ghost, which is used as acloning software, is doing any good to your PC.

If you put Win7 into a dual system the Win7 installer will attach itself as the third system because it is booted by the same Vista's boot loader bootmgr.

If you have Xp and Vista then your C drive can hold either OS but must have the boot loaders from both systems; NTLDR and bootmgr.

Xp's NTLDR cannot boot a Vista or Win7 so after installing a Vista or Win7 its bootmgr actually takes over the control. When you select Xp the bootmgr then fire up N... Read more

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Hi all, this is my first time attempting to dual boot. Got a lil problem hope to resolve soon.

Here's the situation:

I put in my x64 xp disc. Format the partition it copy all file into that partion. It reboot. But when it reboot, it reboot straght into my xp pro and not completing the x64 installation on the other partion. Why? Please help?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Dual booting xp pro and x64

Your XP Pro partition is set to active right now. Make the x64 partition active - can do this from disk management, just right click on your x64 partition and there will be an option somewhere there to make the partition active.
Once you install x64, edit the boot.ini file (on root of drive where OS is installed) to dual boot XP Pro. Copy what's there for x64, into a second line, change the name of the OS to XP Pro, and change the partition -- looks something like this
Code:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows
to the partition XP Pro is on.
 

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Should I just keep XP and Install XP x64 on another partition so I have the choice when I boot up?

How would I benefit? Should I even be doing this?
 

Answer:Dual Booting XP and XP x64?

you COULD do it, but I see no real reason. 32-bit compatability seems decent in xp64...I'd just run the 64-bit version. It seems kinda redundant to run 32 and 64 bit versions of the same OS...I know I'd get confused and frustrated going back and forth between the two.
 

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Hi,
I read a Microsoft article that said when dual booting you should invariably load the oldest OS first and then the latest.

Well I have got a second harddisk D: , and want to put W2K on it. I already have xp on C:

Is this possible to get a dual system going without having to uninstall XP first?

Thanks

David
 

Answer:Dual booting XP with W2K

How do I install Windows 2000 after I've installed Windows XP?
 

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One of the workstations here at work has a virus or something that keeps shutting programs down and blocking print commands and since it's the middle of tax season we can't afford to have it down to find the issue. We have a new 7 PC that we are going to replace it with, but the person using the XP PC doesn't want to move over to the new one yet since she has the old one set up how she likes it.

So my question is, what would it take to dual-boot XP on the 7 PC and then copy her stuff over using Windows Transfer?

Thanks,
FSG

Edit: They're both running Pro if that makes any difference.

Answer:Dual Booting XP on 7

FSG you can run xp mode in win 7 pro Download Windows XP Mode
should work ok as a vm I have it on my tower and it played nice

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Question: dual booting

I have succesfully loaded xp pro on my vista pc as a dual boot.Works fine except xp wont recognise the ethernet connection in xp although it does in vista,the same goes for the sound card .no big deal but is there anything that can be done .

Answer:dual booting

Load the XP drivers for the ethernet card and sound card on to the XP Partition.

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Question: dual booting

I have vista installed with about 175 gbs of programs and stuff. I want to dual boot with XP because there are some essential program that I need that only work on XP. BUT...I am confused how dual booting will work.

I know it is possible to make a partition and put XP on one and vista on the other, but I had computer with a partition and it was very disorganized and I did not like it.

I want to know if I can have the 2 OS sharing the same files on the same partition without a performance decrease.

Another possibility could be to get another HDD and use it as a slave and put XP on that...I think.


Basically I want your opinion how you would do this. Thanks in advanced.

Oh I've read over http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp and it doesn't look promising (over my computer skills)

Answer:dual booting

I would split your hard drive up 50-50, for example if it's 160GB then partition it 80GB and 80GB, put XP on one and Vista on the other, when you're actually in Windows it displays the different partitions as different drives. I can see nothing disorganised about this, as I'm also an organisational freak/perfectionist so I couldn't have an untidy computer, I get along fine.

Any further help needed contact me on this thread.

Regards.

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I know how to Dual, Triple or Quad Boot OS', when I partition a single HDD for the job. I want to put Win 7 on a different hdd, and it's the 1st time I've seen the way in loads, a lot different than what I 'm use to seeing.

I have XP Pro on my 500GB hdd, and I've installed a copy of Win 7 on the other 400GB hdd. I pulled the XP hdd out of PC then installed Win 7 on the new one, but when I put the XP hdd back in, I don't get the option on boot screen as to which OS I want to load. I have to go into Boot menu and tell it that way which is annoying.

I tried to leave the XP hdd in with the reformatted hdd to load Win7 again. As I go into Boot menu and have it load from CD/DVD, it starts up copying files, but didn't give me the option as to what hdd to load it too, so I panic cause of not wanting to lose 200 GB of info from the XP hdd, so I aborted it.

Guess my question is would it had given me a chance to choose which hdd and would it had messed up files on my XP hdd.
 

Answer:Dual Booting OS' on 2 Different HDD's

Trussman said:





... my question is would it had given me a chance to choose which hdd and would it had messed up files on my XP hdd.Click to expand...

It does offer you the choice of disk providing there are partitions big enough to accept it. It will not cause any damage to your XP installation on the first disk, and will set up a dual boot for you.
 

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ok so im new to dual booting so i have a few Q's before i go ahead and do it.

firstly id liek to say abit abotu my setup i have

1 - 30GB HDD which is my master drive and is home of my OS (winXPpro)

1 - 238GB HDD which is my slave drive being used for backup and storage only.
this drive has 3 partitions like so:

1x 99.9GB - used for media back up
1x 93.8GB - used for apps and games backup
1x 39.0GB - which i want to use for DUAL BOOTING (to test out some custom slipstreams of mine)

my 1st question is:

1.even though my new OS location will be the 39GB partition once the OS is installed will i still be able to use the other partitions as normal as they are on the same drive?

2. are there any chanegd i nede to make in the BIOS or to my jumpers as i want it to boot with a list of my OS's and i select whcih OS to boot then it boots?

3. do i NEED any 3rd party software to dual boot? if so any recomendations?

many thanks

Answer:Dual booting

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Have a quick question,I have a dell Inspiron 3487 desktop and the hard drive is formatted GPT.Does this mean I will have to format my USB stick with Rufus to install 10 on my computer,Thank-you.

Answer:Dual Booting 8.1 and 10

Hi Plumber Yes, you can use RUFUS set to create a bootable USB for GPT partition on a UEFI computer.

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I have 2 hard drives that each have an installation of windows xp on them. I was wondering how I can make it so I have a choice of which hard drive I want it to boot to without having to unplug one drive. I have two SATA drives. Thanks
 

Answer:dual booting

I use this:

http://www.bootitng.com/bootitng.html
 

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hello again
after extensie program capatibilities and probs with wine i want to run a dual boot with windows
how do i do this


please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


any help welcome

Answer:dual booting

I am assuming that you currently have Ubuntu installed and you want to install XP alongside it? If that's not right, please post back with more info.

Anyway, you can see this article which explains how to install Windows XP on a Ubuntu Linux PC with Ubuntu installed first. I have not tried the article, but it should be what you need. Back up any critical data first though before following.

You'll need an XP CD and valid / legal license key code to install XP.

BMR777

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I have a windows XP in my laptop. I want to install solaris as a dual booting . How can i install as i am having only one primary partition and no free space?In that primary partition windows is installed already?

Answer:dual booting

The Partition will be compressed by the subsequent O/S, in this case Solaris. I have never installed Solaris , so have no advice although I did read recently that it was the only O/S that played up when installed second up.( according to one person).

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So I'm currently dual booting XP and 7, so far no problems other than the fact that every time I want to boot into XP I have to change my SATA settings in the bios menu to ATA instead of AHCI I believe, is there any way around this?
Thanks

Answer:Dual booting XP and 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Minto


So I'm currently dual booting XP and 7, so far no problems other than the fact that every time I want to boot into XP I have to change my SATA settings in the bios menu to ATA instead of AHCI I believe, is there any way around this?
Thanks


The AHCI driver needs to be loaded in XP. This is normally done when installing the OS, you have to add the driver during the installation.

In some cases you can install the new AHCI driver, when it asks for a re-boot go to BIOS and change the ATA setting to AHCI, then it should boot with the AHCI enabled. If you get a blue screen just re-boot and change the BIOS setting back to what it was previously.

This doesn't work on all computers, though I have done it on a Dell.
Backup your entire HD before trying this, preferably stored on a different physical HD.

The safest way is to re-install XP.

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Hi, I want to dual boot my Z40 with Win 8 and 7. Actually, 8 is for future use/reference; I plan to use Win7. I have a small SSD and 500G normal drive.I don't know what UEFI is (though my BIOS is set up for it).I made a recovery SD card but it won't boot.Are there instructions anywhere?Thanks

Answer:Dual booting Z40

CaroleS wrote:Hi, I want to dual boot my Z40 with Win 8 and 7. Actually, 8 is for future use/reference; I plan to use Win7. I have a small SSD and 500G normal drive.I don't know what UEFI is (though my BIOS is set up for it).I made a recovery SD card but it won't boot.Are there instructions anywhere?ThanksInstead of dual booting why don't you just use VBox. This will allow you to use Windows 8 and Windows 7 without so much hassle and without making a mess of your present system. You just need a usb flash drive and the VBox program installed on it and install whatever OS you want. 

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ok, so now i have two totally clean drives ready for winXP and fedora core 2, respectively. Now the question is this: should i install winXP first or Linux? and should i put GRUB on the linux drive, or the Winxp drive? any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated kthxbye.
 

Answer:dual-booting

Install XP first, to the 1st HDD. Then install Linux on the 2nd HDD but put the Linux bootloader in the MBR of the 1st drive.
 

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Question: Dual Booting?

Hello.
I know it is possible to dual boot 2 different OS's, however I've heard various ways of doing it.

One guy said you need to partition the C: drive and some other guy told me you need another hard drive and install the OS on that.

So how do I dual boot?
The 2 OS's I want to run are Windows 7 and XP or Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2. (NOT SNOW Leopard.)
 

Answer:Dual Booting?

hiya,please go here and read this,think it will answer your questions,http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...loGwDg&usg=AFQjCNEiCYDS39DlK1M7edrDWifkIB6FjQ
 

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Hello. Recently I picked up my first ipod and in order to use the ipod I needed to install SP2. After upgrading to SP2 I ran into all sorts of problems, I fixed most of them however my digital camera just doesnt want to work under SP2. I have 2 hard drives and I want to setup a dual boot system so I can take care of everything. Here is a quick breakdown of my setup:

I have 2 hard drives, a Serial ATA 80gig & an Ultra ATA 160gig.

I need both SP1 & SP2 so here is what I want to do.

Since I only need SP2 for my ipod I want to install it on my serial ata 80gig drive along with itunes, the ipod drivers and all of my music.

I need SP1 running on my Ultra ATA 160gig drive, and I am going to install everything else on there.

I dont know much about dual booting so I have a few questions. Right now I am running the 160gig and the 80gig togeather, the 80gig still has windows XP installed with SP1, and its acting as a slave drive. The 160 has SP2 and is running as the master. Now I know that you have to set the jumper to configure the drive as a master/slave but here is an off topic question. the serial ata doesnt have jumpers so I cant set it to be a slave, and all i did was remove the jumper from my ultra ata 160gig and hook them both up and boot up. The system just detects the 160 gig as the master, as it is running the OS from its hard drive. Am I setting this up right, or should i have something set differently to run a master/slave setup for a UATA and a ... Read more

Answer:Dual Booting w/ 2 HDs - XP pro on both

dmccaulley said:



the serial ata doesnt have jumpers so I cant set it to be a slaveClick to expand...

That's correct - Serial ATA has just one device per cable, so it doesn't use the master vs. slave concept. "Master" and "Slave" refer to two disks on one IDE (a.k.a. ATA) cable.





The system just detects the 160 gig as the master, as it is running the OS from its hard drive.Click to expand...

More accurately, the 160-GB disk is what the BIOS sees as the first one - which is why that's the disk it will boot from.
If you want to boot from the other disk, you will have to go into the BIOS, and see if you can rearrange the order in which they appear. If you can configure the Serial ATA disk as the first one, and providing that your BIOS can boot from a S-ATA disk, your computer will subsequently boot from it.

Unfortunately, Windows can only boot from the first disk in the system, so you will have to reconfigure your BIOS whenever you want to switch between the two. Alternatively, you can install a boot manager that supports temporarily swapping the disk order in software, so as to make the Windows boot sequence believe that it's sitting on the first disk (even if it's actually on the second disk according to the BIOS configuration). My own personal favourite boot manager is GRUB, which supports this feature perfectly; however, in order to install GRUB, you will need Linux (which you can run straight off... Read more

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does anyone know how i dual boot redhat linux 7.1 and win 2000? thanks.

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This computer orignially had Windows 7 installed on it. I have just now installed XP on a second partition. I was expecting bootmanager to come up every time I booted, asking for either XP or 7. To my suprise, it boots straight onto Windows XP. Does anybody know how to resolve this, or how to modify msconfig (via XP) to add the W7 boot?
 

Answer:Dual booting W7 and XP

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Hey all,

I just installed windows seven on my computer to try it out. It works perfectly but now I want to be able to get back into my xp so that I can get some real work done.

The problem is, when I reboot I don't get the option of choosing an operating system, it just goes straight into win 7.

I need help figuring out how to get back into xp.

Here is some information regarding my install:

XP was installed first, and on the original drive that came with the computer.

Installed Win 7, but on a different drive that I had in the computer.
How should I go about fixing this?
 

Answer:Dual Booting xp and win 7

download and install EasyBCD
go to add/remove, add xp and select the drive letter
click add entry then save
now you can login to XP whenever you want to get some REAL work done.
 

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Question: Dual booting help.

So I'm currently running Windows 8.1 64 bit on an SSD. I need to run a 32 bit OS whether it be windows 7 or 8. The drive I plan on installing it on is a 1tb hdd with two 500gb partitions. I want to use one of them.

I have put windows 7 32 bit onto a USB drive and was able to boot into it while bios was set to legacy mode. But when I went to select the partition to install it on it says they are all gpt partitions and cannot install. So I booted back into windows 8 and tried to convert them to another partition type but got some error.
Next with bootable USB drive with windows 8 32 bit I've tried using the official windows media drive tool and I was unable to boot into the drive for unknown reasons, boot mode was uefi, tried turning safe boot off, nothing seemed to work, also tried downloading an ISO burning it with several different USB installers none worked, I have tried using a different USB port too. I was able to get some ios I downloaded suggested by another to boot but when installation checks began it said ISO file was corrupt. Formatted and reburned it onto drive several times and get same issue. I have spent many hours for the past week trying to get this to work, any help will be greatly appreciates as I've hot a dead end.

Answer:Dual booting help.

Originally Posted by Xinute


I have put windows 7 32 bit onto a USB drive and was able to boot into it while bios was set to legacy mode. But when I went to select the partition to install it on it says they are all gpt partitions and cannot install.



Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link







   Tip
Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.



Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT... Read more

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Hello all,

I had 2 operating systems running in my laptop, Win98SE installed on C:\, and WinXP Pro installed on E:\, both have 4001MB in partition

Could you please show me the proper way to get rid of Win98SE without clean install of XP.

I did try to do this on another machine a while back, by using Norton Ghost to clone E:\ to C:\, when it done, machine reboot & I get the the famous error message: NTLDR is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

I ended up with the clean install solution, which also means I lose all my personal data stored in WinXP

I think what I did was unorthordox, there must be a way, thus I need help/advise from you masters

Thank you for spending time to help

Regards

WW
 

Answer:Dual Booting, how to get rid of...

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After microsoft ended it's support for XP and not being able to afford a windows upgrade right now I decided to install a Linux OS, I did look around relevant post's and a tutorial but I keep coming across conflicting advice. So My question being if anyone could help is whether or not I can install Linux (Ubuntu) on a drive that already has XP (*32) Home edition on it via a recovery partition the machine in question is a small 10" 'Netbook' with only 1 GB ram and a 120 GB hdd. Thankyou.

Answer:Dual booting

Yes, you can. Just avoid deleting the recovery partition if you don't have physical media, unless you're absolutely sure you're never going to want to reinstall XP, and if you ever want to get rid of Linux make sure to read up on how to also get rid of the Linux boot manager (usually Grub) and restore the Windows one.

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Hi,

I bought an HP with Windows 8.1 installed. I put in a second hard drive, unplugged the drive with Windows 8 installed, and installed Windows 7 on that drive, then plugged back in the Windows 8 drive.

I installed EasyBCD in Windows 8 and did my best to remove all the non-essential drives, and left Windows 7 & 8, with Windows 7 at the primary boot. I also disabled a few things in the BIOS which I've read on other posts, enabled legacy, etc.

Sometimes I will get the GUI boot manager with Windows 7 & Windows 8 listed. If I choose Windows 7, it goes to the black & white boot manager, with only Window 8.1 listed. Other times it goes straight to the black & white boot manager, with only Windows 8.1 listed.

How can I get it such that both OS are listed, and, I can boot into one or the other? A couple of times I messed around with some boot settings and other things and was able to boot into Windows 7.

But, I just want a boot manager to list both OS and allow me to boot into either one.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Some help with dual booting

The directions for how a system boots are in the BCD store. To be able to see those directions, we need to get a copy we can read. You may start an Administrative Command Prompt Window and type in (or copy and paste) the command below. Then attach or zip and attach the resulting text file put on your desktop by using the paperclip on the Go Advanced replies.

bcdedit /enum all > %userprofile%\Desktop\bcdlist.txt

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Hey TSG!

I am trying to dual-boot 7 & XP together

BUT I have one problem, when it says boot from CD/DVD, nothing happens and automatically boots from Windows 7 I restarted, tried again pressing spacebar. Instead of going to the DVD immediately goes to the Boot Manager

Please Help!

NOTE: I'm not sure where this thread goes.
 

Answer:Dual-Booting 7 and XP

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Question: Dual booting

Ok. I have two partitions, both reasonably the same size with a 250GB split in half. One already has Vista on it while the other is a blank NTFS partition.

What I want to do is install XP onto that blank NTFS partition. However, when I put in the disc and format the partition to NTFS <QUICK> and it restarts it says there is a disk read error and keeps wanting me to ctrl+alt+del.

Is this a common problem and what does it mean?
 

Answer:Dual booting

Mod please close.
 

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i am learning about linux and im going to install ubuntu on a partiotin on my slave hard drive. my master drive is my win xp installation how can i dual boot on the partition on the slave do the jumpers need changing or the bios or can i just install on that partiotion and thats it?

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Hi all,

I am new to the forums. I have a copy of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Currently, my system is running Windows 10 Home 64 bit (upgraded from Windows 8.1). I prefer Windows 7, and was wondering if it was at all possible to dual boot. Upon browsing the web, I have found that it is apparently tricky to do so. I'm not really sure why it's seemingly so easy to upgrade from an older version of windows to a newer version of windows, but tricky to do things the other way around. I would think that if my machine can support Windows 8.1/10, then surely it would run Windows 7 just fine. This is just my reasoning.

I haven't upgraded the system at all, so the system specs on the following page are basically my own system's specs.

ThinkCentre M93p Tower Desktop | Desktop PCs for Large Enterprise | Lenovo US

Again, I'm just wondering if is at all possible/safe to install Windows 7 on my machine. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Dual booting Win 10 and Win 7

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you have a spare slot i would recommend adding a device like this or this
Amazon.com: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers & Accessories

10 does not play well with other os's nor sharing data drives
A dual hot swap will give a separate ability to keep both separate
This is how I dual boot doesn't matter if it Linux or win-10

Your spec's say 7 pro is compatible
I would also advice disabling fast start inside win-10 so it does not use Fake shut down and in your bios,
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,I have heard about dual booting and know that it is like the compatability wizard but you just boot the windows you want, I think. I wanted to dual boot 98 and Xp, have both discs, and not sure what to do next.Do I just install 98 on Xp machine and at start up select win 98 to dual boot or is it more complicated?Hope you can help,wednesday 13.

Answer:Dual booting

wednesday 13,You will need at least two partitions, to put your O's on. Install windows 98 on the first partition, and then load XP from the 98 setup, installing it on the other partition.Depending on the size of your H/D, you may want more than two partitions.

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I have downloaded windows 7 beta and would love to try it out. I have done beta testing on other progs but never an opperating system. As I only have one PC (running vista home premium) I want to dual boot it. Do I need additional software to do this?

Answer:Dual booting

Hi StephanieI am dual booting XP/Vista and Windows 7 beta and it is fine. Just create a new partition by following this here click here.ALWAYS back up before doing this.Once you have created your new partition (give yourself about 20 to 30gb) you can then install the beta on the blank partition.If you are unsure about this then research it before carrying it out because you wouldn't want to lose any data or mess up your Vista install.I am sure you will get any help you need on here if needed.good luck.

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Question: Dual Booting

Hi everyone. I have 4 HDs in my computer, 2 of which I previously used to boot Windows XP Home, and Windows XP Pro, about a week ago I reformated the drive with Windows XP Pro on it, because I no longer wish to dual boot, unfortunately, when booting my PC, it still asks me which OS I want to boot, how can I stop this? I don't like having to sit infront of my PC while its booting and manually selecting my OS, worse part is, if I forget to choose my OS it tries to boot XP Pro, and it gives me a fatal error and tells me im missing files (DUH ?). So any tips on removing this problem once and for all?
 

Answer:Dual Booting

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP

Please follow all steps in that link

Let me know how it goes


This is the one you want:





[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetectClick to expand...


 

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Question: Dual Booting...

So I've installed XP on a 30GB partition, problem is I can't access it. I've got easyBCD but when I add an entry I can't change the drive letter and the option is greyed out.

My drive layout is:

Disk 0:
C: Vista
D: Programs
E: Documents
F: XP

Disk 1:
I: Backup and storage

As I said I can't change the drive letter on easyBCD to allow me to boot into XP. When I chose XP it gives an error message however I can boot into Vista fine.

Any Suggestions?

Answer:Dual Booting...

Troubleshooting Windows XP - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Did you move over XP's boot files to the appropriate drive. Most likely the Vista drive?

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Still need help dual booting
Hi, I've read through the threads, but I still need help. I have a hp notebook pc with vista 64 ultimate. I am trying to set up a dual boot with xp home 32. I have partitioned the hard drive. When I boot from the xp install disk, it can't detect the hard drive. So I rebooted and went to the system bios utility. I have only one menu choice MAIN, with wich I can do nothing but look at a diagnostic log. I had read that if I change the SATA option to compatable, I could load xp. Any helpful ideas
 

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Question: Dual booting...

Hey,
I have tried to dual boot with Windows XP 64bit (legal) but when I get to the step in the installation where it asks where I want to install XP it says it cannot find any hard drives.

I'm using a laptop and do not have any means of connection a floppy drive with the drivers on it. I do however have a flash drive but last time I tried that it just carried on as if the flash drive wasn't there.

Windows XP will find the hard drives if I turn an option off in the BIOS, can't remember what it was though I think it was something to do with SATA.

Is it going to be possible to get Windows Vista to boot with Windows XP?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual booting...

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Hello I have a dual booting problem . I have Windows 98 in drive C and Windows XP in drive E. and there was nothing wrong to start these two operating systems for the last few years. A week before I notice that I am unable to boot my Windows 98 even though nothing special has done in the computer according to me. I can only get the Windows XP and not 98. When I gave the option to get Windows 98 in the boot loader menu it starts first and then the windows 98 screen comes and after that nothing happens except the blinking of all lights in the monitor. There was nothing wrong to start Windows XP professional in drive E. Please help me

Vijayan
 

Answer:Dual Booting

Start Windows 98 in Safe Mode
Then go to Device Manager and remove your Video device (not monitor, the Video Card device)
Restart your computer normally
Select Windows 98 from the boot menu
Did it work?
 

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Question: XP Dual booting

i have installed windowsXP professional edition in my pc.can i install windows 98 as sencond os in my pc with out formating c: drive?pls help me.
 

Answer:XP Dual booting

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Hi there, I got a new PC for Christmas. It's nice, it has an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor and 4GB of RAM. Bad thing was, it came with a 32bit version of Vista. Now, that means I can only use 3GB of my precious 4GB of RAM. That made me sad. So, I decided that'd I'd do a clean install of Vista but with a 64bit version, so my 4GB's of RAM will be usable.

Now, my main question is: can you make two partitions, one for the Vista I'm running now (32bit) and one for Vista that I will install (64bit), just in case the 64bit doesn't work properly (drivers) and then I can run back to my 32bit. Is it possible?

I've been told my Q8200 processor is 64bit capable. Is it?
I've also been told 99% of 32bit programs work with 64bit, do they?
And I've read that the speed of the system can be quicker because it's 64bit (double the calculations). Will it be?

I'm also using a program called "Driver Genius" to get my 64bit drivers. I'm doing a search on it to find the driver for 64bit Vista - it came up with a few. Is 5 drivers about the right amount? It's basically the ethernet driver, display driver, sound driver and erm, two things I dunno about... "NVIDIA nForce driver" and "NVIDIA nForce UDA driver package".

Just noticed something... in my CP it says "ACPI x86-based PC". I know x86 is 32bit. But I should be able to run x64 right?

Thanks and if anybody could reply I'd be so gr... Read more

Answer:Dual booting

Now, my main question is: can you make two partitions, one for the Vista I'm running now (32bit) and one for Vista that I will install (64bit), just in case the 64bit doesn't work properly (drivers) and then I can run back to my 32bit. Is it possible?Click to expand...

Yes, use disk management to shrink the C partition, then format the unallocated space created by the shrink process, then install V64 on that partition.

I've been told my Q8200 processor is 64bit capable. Is it?
I've also been told 99% of 32bit programs work with 64bit, do they?
And I've read that the speed of the system can be quicker because it's 64bit (double the calculations). Will it be?Click to expand...

Yes
Yes
Yes

I'm also using a program called "Driver Genius" to get my 64bit drivers. I'm doing a search on it to find the driver for 64bit Vista - it came up with a few. Is 5 drivers about the right amount? It's basically the ethernet driver, display driver, sound driver and erm, two things I dunno about... "NVIDIA nForce driver" and "NVIDIA nForce UDA driver package".
Click to expand...

sounds about right, nForce is the chipset driver, install this first.


Just noticed something... in my CP it says "ACPI x86-based PC". I know x86 is 32bit. But I should be able to run x64 right?Click to expand...

That just reflects the current installation, and yes.
 

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I am using a dell M1530. I am using a partitian at 150gb and using Ubuntu 150gb. A question I have is that I can't seem to select which one when loading, it loads right into 7. I have the most updated BIOS A12. How do I make it let me select which os to load into?

Answer:Dual Booting

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Read and follow the tutorial.

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Hey im kinda new to dual booting and want to dual boot xp and linux ubuntu, i have xp already installed but dont have any ubuntu software. could u guy perhaps give me a step by step guide???? MUCH apretiated
DEADBEEF
 

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0xDEADBEEF said:





Hey im kinda new to dual booting and want to dual boot xp and linux ubuntu, i have xp already installed but dont have any ubuntu software. could u guy perhaps give me a step by step guide???? MUCH apretiated
DEADBEEFClick to expand...


Go to this link and you will find more about Ubuntu.

You can download Ubuntu, or request a free CD from Canonical.




The fastest way for most people to get Ubuntu is by downloading the CD Installer. The CD Installer is nearly 700MB. If you don't have a fast internet connection you may want to consider requesting a CD.Click to expand...

Since you are new, you may find you like Linux Mint Better. It is based on Ubuntu but has some software added like Java support.

Download Linux Mint Here

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I have a Dell 410 and I put a second hard drive on it to run XP. the new hard drive is completely formated. when installing XP i get the 0Xf78d2524 error message. I was told that I could slip screen a help package onto the XP installation disk. I don't have any idea what slip screening is to do this. I believe it is trying to install on the "c' drive, instead of on the new "d" drive. How do you slip screen or do someone have another idea. When booting up it always shows hte two drives as non raid drives. My "c" drive is vista which still works find with all the tinkering I been doing.
 

Answer:Dual booting

Lots of articles on the web about dual booting the way you want to:

http://windowssecrets.com/2008/02/14/01-Make-your-computer-dual-boot-Vista-and-XP

is one. Hope you can make it happen. I dual boot XP Home and XP Pro with PCLinuxOS, the Pro machine uses ntldr as the bootloader, the Home machine uses LILO.

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I've recently built myself a new pc for which I installed Vista Premium 64-bit. Its a great operating system, but having used it for a while now I've realised its still very buggy and sluggish with some of the programs/games I use. I've read on various forums that dual booting is probably my best answer to get the best out of both systems, and by the sound of it the best way to do it is to start a fresh. Wipe the drive, install XP, partition it, then install Vista. What I want to know is when I partition my harddrive for each operating system do I have to install the programs I want to use twice (once for each system), or will they both recognise it if its installed just on one system? Or could I partition the harddrive into 3 and have all my programs on the third spare drive that both or the systems would use?
 

Answer:Dual booting???

Thats a tricky question.

Some basic programs will run independant of which partitoin you are using. But more complex programs such as games, office suites, etc will have to be reinstalled again on the respective partition. It depends on the software, but think of it this way: The bigger the program, the likelier it will not run on another partition because of all that registry business that I dont want to get into

This brings me to my other point: Dont install identical software on two OS's. Its really redundant. Install the core programs that you need on your inactive partition and thats it

Installing a dedicated partition for PROGRAMS will not do you any good. However, you can install a seperate partiton for storage. What I mean is you can create a sepeate partitoin to back up your documents, pictures, files, etc that will not get affected if your current partition gets screwed over(unless its hardware failure, in which case everything will be screwed over lol)
 

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im trying to get get windows xp to be able to boot 98 as well, it is installed on drive F:

but i cant get it to allow me to boot, the machine is an e-machines and the boot.ini is below.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
f: = "windows 98"

i think its right changed f: = "windows 98" for f:\ = "windows 98" but it only re-boots when it is preased.

picture of the my computer is below.
 

Answer:dual booting

Hi krasim,

Is your f: a real disk or is it a partition on the same disk as windows xp? You need to add another line to your boot.ini, but the syntax needs to be exact and relies on the above question. Should be easy. Also there is a typo in your post. You wrote "preased." Not sure what this means.
 

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I have a pentium 4, two HDD 250gigs,50gigs!!
I had 50 gigs on xp, but i needed more memory, then i cloned my 50gigs to 250 gigs. disconnected my 250 gigs and connected my 50 gigs and install vista on it. and then connected XP as a master, and vista as cable select, Now, i want to choose from what hard drive to boot up?
Tats my problem? How can i do that? I did a lot of reasearch but i haven't found the right directions!
if anyone can help me out i would appreciate it!! thanx
 

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Hiya, I am going to set up a dual boot system. I have my hard drive partitioned into 3 drives. Currently I am on Vista on my C drive.

What I want to know is how should I install XP? XP will be used primarily and for my game playing, Vista will be for everything else (and games that require vista) Should I just install XP onto my D (game) drive? or put XP on my C Drive and Vista on the D drive with my games?

Thanks for the help.
 

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I think that I may have screwed something up, but I installed Windows XP Professional Sp3 on my computer on a partition about 60gb, and then Windows 7 Home Premium on my computer on a partition about 80gb. But, when I boot, it only boots to Windows 7. Doesn't give me any option for XP. I checked in the Windows 7 settings, and there is an option for boot OS, but there is only Windows 7. Please help!

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i have alot of games that windows 7 doesnt support. and i was wondering how i could dual boot 7 & XP.

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
250 GB HDD
3GB RAM
Bios - Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor - AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4450e (2 CPU's) 2.3GHz

I have Windows 7 and XP on Disks
i just need a tutorial on how to do it. i am kind of new to this kind of stuff...although i know how to successfully install an OS.

i just need a detailed tutorial.
Thanks

-Collin

Answer:Dual Booting XP & 7

It is possible...

Brink, one of the admins here, wrote this tutorial on how to dual boot those 2 os.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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It would help to know the Acer model and number? Is it a factory-installed Win10? Jack E/NJ

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If your Linux is UEFI signed then you should be able to repartition your hard drive and create a drive for Linux that would be F12 selectable on boot. May also use a third party selector (e.g. GRUB) but I am not sure which are UEFI capable. As to changing to a Legacy (not UEFI) boot, not all current Acer machines support Legacy).

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Yep another thread about this sore subject

Anyway for upcoming and existing vista only titles, it's coming time for me to install vista on my gaming rig, i've tested it on my other rigs, and well i'm not ready to let go of XP.

So my question is if there is anything special to making dual booting possible? As i understand it i just install each OS on a different partition or drive and choose which OS to load during the boot sequence.

But I've seen videos were mac laptops were able to run both their OS and the windows OS in tandem and switch between them freely, is this possible between two windows' operating systems (vista and XP)?

And one last thing pertaining to activation, how much would it suck if i changed out one piece of hardware and had to re-activate both XP and vista? (my xp install had reached it's max for activating online, and im tired of calling their india-based hotline to activate it)
 

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I prefered to have them boot off of different drives, when I was dual booting, but different partitions is fine too.. Just install Xp first then install Vista to different dive/partition.. That method will rely on Vista's boot loader to let you select which OS to boot..

They way I did it is install both to drives that were hidden from one another and used my mobo's boot drive selector to decide what OS I wanted to boot into.. Just turning my pc on would boot me into xp, if I hit the esc key during bios post screen it would let me choose which drive I wished to boot..

You could run Xp through VM in Vista, but there is a performance penalty.. If you are using Xp for games that just don't run or run right in Vista, then I would dual boot.. If there are just a few apps that are not too demanding that you need Xp for then VM should be fine for that..
 

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Hi, today I attempted to dual boot windows xp on my windows 7 laptop using a tutorial on this site however, when the setup finishes loading the drivers it sends me straight to a BSoD. The version of windows xp that I'm trying to load is professional with sp3. also I've heard that sata drives can cause problems during the install process mine is an esata should I be doing something special to make it work?

Answer:Need help dual booting xp and 7

Hello jay15180, welcome to Seven Forums!


This would be the best, first thing to do.

If you can still get into Windows 7 will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Hi everyone. I am trying to configure a dual boot with Windows 7 first and Windows XP second. Everytime I try I receive an stop error message. I read the thread about dual booting. How do I know if Windows XP has a raid or sata drivers. Can someone please explain this to me or, at least, point me in the right direction. I am trying to install Windows XP on another partition that I created. Any help will be appreciated. deanie44


Inspiron 560MT
Windows 7 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 (2.93GHz,3M,1066MHz,FSB)
Piano Black
16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
Thermal Module Heatsink,65W
4 GB DDR3 NON-ECC SDRAM 1066MHz (2 DIMMs)
1 TB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)

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Hi,

When you say 'other thread' do you mean This Tutorial?

If not then give it a try, and see if it helps

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Okay I got a new laptop which came with Vista but I wanted to be able to dual boot Vista and XP, so I created a partition on the harddrive and installed xp pro onto the partition which worked fine but know I can not figure out how to get to the bootloader so I can boot in Vista again

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EasyBCD

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

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hi guyz,

i had a pre-installed vista notebook, i had 2 drives, i wanted to install xp on the second drive, when i installed xp on the second drive, and restarted my notebook, and guess what
the pc directly started to boot windows xp.

I opened the boot loader and set its timer to 30 and got the black screen for selecting windows, when i select xp it works, but when i select vista it just remains black screen.

I again reopened the boot loader and saw that the loader for windows xp is present where is there is no loader for vista.
i googled around to but no help.
"i have vista bussiness"

HELp guyz
 

Answer:Dual booting with xp

http://www.vistabootpro.org/
 

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Ok this is my question. I have Windows xp and unbuntu setup as a dual boot on my pc. I'm also running a dual monitor system AMD Quad core. What I want to do is run windows and Linux at the same time. Now I've had a friend of mine tell me to use VMWARE which I do currently. But I'm wondering if I can do something different besides using a virtual computer app to do this task.

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I dont believe so. You can only "boot" to 1 OS at a time. What the VMWARE does is basically simulate a 2nd computer which is why you are able to boot up the 2nd OS.

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i have windows 98 and XP on my pc.both r working well.my defaults OS is XP .if we didnt select 98 XP will start.how i can change my defaults OS as 98?pls help me.
 

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In XP, Control Panel, System, Advanced, Startup and recovery, and change the default operating system
 

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I have a new Toshiba Laptop with 2 Hard Drives, Vista loaded on to C:\ would XP load onto E:\? this is the Other Hard Drive letter. Also would I need to load the Sata Drivers again for to load XP as it will not go onto C:\ unless I first load Sata Drivers This is a Problem as it's a Large file and looks complex on loading. as the File looks like it's for loading in a windows environment not DOS

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Anybody Know?????

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I'm building my new system today (hooray) and I'm putting vista on it. Is it possible to keep my old hdd with xp on it and switch between the two os's upon reboot? I've never done any kind of dual boot stuff, I was worried if I had xp on one and vista on the other and both hooked up at the same time I'd have issues.
 

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Fire up XP. Pop your Vista install disk in the drive and choose to install Vista. Select 'Custom install' and choose an available drive or partition to place the installation on. Follow the prompts till you complete the installation.

That'll get Vista on your machine and have your dual-boot menu already created for you. Microsoft OS installation do that automatically, when another installation is present. You only need to install in the order of "oldest version first, newest version last."

Got it? Here's the 'for dummies' version:
Install XP
Install Vista to a different drive or partition
Bingo! Multiboot!

 

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Hi everyone. I have time on my hands so I would like to dual boot Windows 7( Inspiron 560MT) and Windows Vista. Windows Vista is 32 bits. Can I install it with windows 7 which is 64 bits. I quickly read the tutorial concerning the above, but what drivers do you use when you get Vista installed. Do you use the Windows 7 drivers or the 32 bit Vista drivers. Any help will be appreciated. deanie44

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Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums

Follow the steps above. Once you get your partition formatted, you'll have to boot the Vista installer to install if another bit version. The installer should configure the Dual Boot menu. If not, use EasyBCD 2.0 to add Win7 from Vista.

Use the drivers given by the installer, then updated via optional Windows Updates. If any drivers are then missing in Device Manager, import them from the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your service tag under Vista drivers.

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